First rounds of Revolution Champions League to take place in Paris

Paris's Velodrome National will host the first two rounds of the inaugural Revolution Champions League track event in November

The first two rounds of the Revolution Champions League will take place at the Velodrome National in Paris on November 18-19.

It is the first time the Revolution Series has moved outside of the UK since its inception in 2003, with the new Champions League series a collaboration with Velon.

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Seven WorldTour teams will take part in the Champions League from Velon’s stable of 11 top tier squads, including Team Sky, Orica-BikeExchange and Trek-Segafredo.

James Pope, CEO of Revolution owners Face Partnership, said: After developing Revolution in the UK over the last 13 years we are very excited to expand outside the UK.

The Vélodrome National in Paris is a world class venue so was our first choice to host the opening round of the Champions League.”

Five teams will qualify from the UK Championship to face the WorldTour teams in the Champions League, which takes place over three consecutive weekends in November and December.

Rounds three and four of the Champions League will take place in Manchester (November 25-26) and rounds five and six will be staged at the Lee Valley Velopark in London (December 2-3).

UK Championship

Round 1: Manchester, National Cycling Centre | 17 September
Round 2: Glasgow, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome | 8 October
Round 3: Manchester, National Cycling Centre | 22 October

Champions League

Round 1: Paris, Vélodrome National | 18 November
Round 2: Paris, Vélodrome National | 19 November
Round 3: Manchester, National Cycling Centre | 25 November
Round 4: Manchester, National Cycling Centre | 26 November
Round 5: London, Lee Valley VeloPark | 2 December
Round 6: London, Lee Valley VeloPark | 3 December